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in an abc producer's inbox. it looked like it was from a friend. >> my trip to manila, philippines, with muz family has been a mess. i was hit at the back of my neck with a club. was this real or a hoax? skeptical, our producer decided to play along. okay, don't worry. i think i can come up with a few hundred at least. we wired just 20 the con artist picked up the money within hours and complained. you should have told me you never had any money. we didn't leave it there. we traced the e-mailer's trail halfway around the world to manila, philippines, where the suspected scammer came into his shop to cash in. i remember he had complained money from me in the past. scam artists hack into your e-mail mining it for personal details about your family. use that information to are trick you into thinking they're in trouble. >> they're preying on what's important on you. >> reporter: if you send money, the con artist hit you with other lists. elisabeth leamy, abc news. >>> when we come back here on the broadcast -- do you think you can dance? how you can get up on that stage next to beyonce, next. l
people to think she was the first lady of the philippines. >> reporter: did they buy it? >> everybody did. do you know what the first lady of the philippines looks like? >> reporter: so i pretended to be the king of liechtenstein, and people bought it. outside, a panting crowd, paid to scream my name. >> king nicholas. >> once you have 10, 15 people with cameras, everybody else will crowd around. >> king nicholas, i love you! >> reporter: for nearly clr 5,000, you get a gang of paparazzi and fake fans to meet you at the airport. for nearly $3,000, a crowd to follow you on dates. >> the goal would be, like, wow, you must be really famous. >> reporter: some use this service for career advancement. >> i guess you could say "b" list celebrities who want attention in beverly hills and hollywood. i was exacted by ee eed -- cont agents and publicists. >> reporter: the crowd shopping felt weird. but i loved the dirn afterwards. tell me how good looking i am. toast to me. my own entourage made to laugh hi my jokes. i said you do downtown. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i might hire these guys. for new
which will live in infamy." the death toll is climbing in the philippines after a powerful typhoon washed away a string of villages. more than 400 people were killed and hundred of others they're still missing. the flooding was so widespread, two emergency shelters turned into death traps. >>> a new government climate report warns that flooding from future storms will likely get worse. thanks to sea levels rising faster than ever. scientists say global sea levels will rise 8 inches and 6 1/2 feet by 2100. since 1992,the levels rose half an inch. 8 million americans live in areas prone to coastal flooding. so learn how to swim everybody. >> temperature warms up. glaciers, ice caps melt. sea levels go up. >> wear a life preserver at all times. >>> here is a look at your weather now on this friday. showers in the midwest. and northeast. wet at time from the carolina coast done through florida. a few inches of snow in the dakotas, minnesota, wisconsin. heavier snow in the rockies and cascade. >> 40s from seattle to salt lake city. 53, colorado springs. 23 in fargo. 40s from omaha to ne
for their safe return gathered for a sad vigil last night instead. >>> overseas to the philippines where the death toll from a powerful storm reaches the unthinkable. 350 have been confirmed dead. hundred more missing. 200 of the victims died in the valley alone. including 78 villagers and soldiers swept away in a flash flood. that's where entire families were lost. hard to speech the little kids struggling. >>> extreme weather like this has some people asking whether it is the result of climate change. well they also point to the melting ice at the north pole. abc meteorologist ginger zee has more. >> reporter: nearly snowless in december. right now only 7% of the united states is covered in snow. that's even less than this time last year. when 32% of the nation was laced in winter white. not enough snow means no skiing. yet. this resort in washington state has had to wait. >> impatiently. to get our show on the road here. >> reporter: less snow helped make it warmer this past week. almost 700 record high temperatures have been set in the past five days. all of that will contribute to 2
rescued a florida man on a disabled yacht. he and three others were towing the yacht from the philippines when the tow rope broke. >>> a senator from idaho is apologizing this morning after he was arrested over the weekend for driving drunk. mike crapo has said previously he does not drink. >>> there's no evidence this morning we don't feel good about the economy. a new abc news/"washington post" poll finds that three-quarters of americans say we're in a recession. half are optimistic about the new year, but that's the least in a decade. >>> santa is ready to leave the secret workshop location in the north pole. there are two places two track him online. norad and for the first time, google. >>> finally, a police officer is being called a hero this morning after rescuing a drowning woman. he did it under the absolute worst conditions an against all odds. it takes protect and stoerve a whole new level. this cell phone video shows boston police officer edward norton jumping into frigid waters to rescue a drowning woman. he was weighed down by his bullet-proof vest but says, he didn't think
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